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NM boy injured in school shooting released

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A 12-year-old New Mexico boy seriously injured in a school shooting last month has been released from a Texas hospital. Officials with the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, said Wednesday that Nathaniel Tavarez was recently released after recovering from injuries to his eyes, chest, face and heart. Officials would not...

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Another dog shooting reported in Santa Fe County

February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fourth recent dog shooting has been reported in the La Cienega area south of Santa Fe. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Capt. Adan Mendoza says the owner of a dog reported Wednesday that it had been fatally shot. The Albuquerque...

NM panel endorses Navajo gambling compact

February 5, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A legislative panel recommended Wednesday that the New Mexico Legislature approve a proposed gambling compact that would allow the Navajo Nation to open three additional casinos. The Committee on Compacts voted 12-4 to forward the...

Snow, ice making driving difficult in Albuquerque

February 5, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Light snow and icy road conditions are making driving difficult on many highways around the Albuquerque area. Albuquerque police say multiple accidents were reported Wednesday night on sections on Interstate 40 due to the weather....

House, Senate panels split on Capitol gun limits

February 5, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to restrict firearms in part of the New Mexico Capitol cleared a House committee Wednesday, but a similar proposal failed in a Senate panel. The House Judiciary Committee endorsed a measure to ban firearms, except by law...

NM girl hurt in DWI crash to get firefighter visit

February 5, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old New Mexico girl injured in a suspected drunken driven motorcycle crash that killed her father is getting a special visit from firefighters. The Albuquerque Fire Department planned a visit Wednesday to bring Magen...

WNMU will celebrate its 121st birthday on Tuesday

February 5, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Western New Mexico University has a birthday coming up. The school in Silver City plans a celebration on Tuesday to mark the 121stt anniversary of when the territorial legislature approved its creation on Feb. 11, 1893. The Silver...

Low snowmelt set to hurt New Mexico river supplies

February 5, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The snowmelt runoff from mountains in New Mexico will be low in some parts and will affect the water supplies in various state rivers, federal officials said. The National Resource Conservation Service said this week that the snowmelt...

911 call released linked to home of dead NM boy

February 4, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police released Tuesday an abusive, profanity-laced 911 recording linked to the address of a 9-year-old Albuquerque boy who was found dead six months later. On a more than 20-minute call recorded June 2013, a male is heard talking...

Snow, ice slam parts of New Mexico

February 4, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Snow and ice struck parts of New Mexico on Tuesday, causing difficult driving conditions, closing schools and ending a record-breaking winter dry spell in the state’s largest city. According to the National Weather Service,...